Located in one of the tallest Art Deco buildings on Collins Avenue, SLS is uber cool and one of the go-to hotels of the moment, for the in crowd anyway.

Image of Alexandra Heriot Maitland
Image of Will Boocock

Will, Kate B and Alexandra are here to help give you the inside track.

The rooms have all had the Philippe Starck treatment, and his aim to mix the modern with Madame de Pompadour has clearly paid off - think chaise longues, Versailles-esque charcoal wall art, and white everywhere. The result is super slick, glamorous and just a little bit naughty, with mirrors on the ceilings and boxes marked 'sinners' paying homage to Louis XV's mistress. The suites are a different story, and are more rockstar than royalty with Lenny Kravitz as the brains behind them. Mod cons are prevalent throughout, and all rooms have Wi-Fi and an Ipad.

The restaurants are almost as pain achingly cool and beautiful as those who visit them, and the food is pretty good too. Options include the Bazaar, a Spanish restaurant that mixes the Latin with the local; Katsuya, a sublime sushi restaurant designed by Starck; and Hyde Beach, where the cocktails and tapas flow all night. Miami is renowned for its nightlife, and SLS is no exception. In fact, it would be pretty easy to stay at Hyde Beach all night and not venture out at all.

Hyde Beach's bar and swimming pool is where the party's at, night and day, and there is also another pool which is home to a giant silver rubber duck. Other facilities include a gym, yoga classes and a fantastic spa with treatments perfect for both pre and post party (we highly recommend a poolside massage to soothe those weary dancing feet).

Why we love it

Image of Alexandra Heriot Maitland

The hotel has a complimentary BMW service which takes guests anywhere within a few miles.

Alexandra, Original Traveller


Key Info

Number of rooms


Eco Rating




Other places to stay in Miami

The beach at The Setai, luxury hotel in Miami

The Setai

Although a little calmer than its party animal neighbours (some say boring, others say phew), the Setai’s location in the heart of Miami’s South Beach is spot on.

Spa pool at The Standard, luxury hotel in Miami

The Standard

Located on one of the islands along the Venetian Causeway off Miami Beach, the Standard Spa is perfect for organic falalfel eating, kaftan wearing types, and actually anyone else with an eye for the aesthetic and a sense of style.

Poolside at The Tides, luxury hotel in Miami

The Tides

Located on Ocean Drive (the good end), Tides is just across the road from the beach and within walking distance of all the places a first time visitor should go.

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

COMO’s first foray into America, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is a new luxury hotel in, as the convoluted name suggests, Miami.

The Betsy, Miami

The Betsy

The Betsy is a beach side hotel located at the end of Ocean Drive, in Miami’s ever so cool Art Deco District, that’s just undergone a swish refurbishment (hello new rooftop pool).

Start creating your tailored trip today

Will, Kate B and Alexandra are our Miami experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online